Ai Deng


Dr. Deng is a principal in CRA’s Competition Practice and has 15 years of experience in economic consulting, academic research, and project management. He has advised clients in some of the largest cartel and market manipulation cases in the past decade.

He has also worked closely with the US Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CTFC), and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) on issues such as financial market manipulation and merger investigation. His experience spans a variety of industries, including high tech, finance and commodities, auto parts, real estate, publishing, chemicals, vitamins, digital platforms, and energy.

Dr. Deng is an external expert for the Romanian National Council for Scientific Research, a lecturer at Johns Hopkins University, and an editor of American Bar Association’s (ABA) Antitrust Source. His research on statistics, econometrics, fraud detection, damages estimation, artificial intelligence, blockchain, and collusion has been published in academic and professional journals and edited books. He has also refereed for a number of academic and professional publications.

Dr. Deng’s research interests include econometrics, predictive analytics, causal inference, and the intersection between technology (artificial intelligence and blockchain) and antitrust.

Recent achievement

Winner of Antitrust Writing Award